Quinton de Kock scored a helpful 30 as the Mumbai Indians chased down 133-7 to knock the Kolkata Knight Riders out of the IPL.
It was a must-win game for the Kolkata Knight Riders. They faced the already-qualified Mumbai Indians, who ended their chance for a playoff spot in the tournament.
Andre Russell, who was deadly all season, was the biggest disappointment, scoring a duck in his side’s most crucial game. This saw him end with 510 runs and 11 wickets in the season, at an average of 56.66.
The Mumbai Indians bowled beautifully to throttle the Knight Riders to 133-7.
Robin Uthappa struggled for runs, facing 47 balls for his 40, the veteran failing to match Chris Lynn’s quick start that saw him score 41 off 29 balls, including four sixes and two fours.
Lasith Malinga (3-35), Jasprit Bumrah (2-31) and Hardik Pandya (2-20) put in a fine effort to restrict KKR.
Mumbai’s innings was kick-started by Proteas wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, who managed a 23-ball 30 to give his side a fair start, but he was removed in the seventh over. This included three sixes.
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Rohit Sharma’s half-century (55) and 46 from Suryakumar Yadav took their side over the line with a dominant nine-wicket win.